Lt. General HAF (Retd) Ioannis E. Anastasakis
EMF Conference 5-7 December 2016
The establishment of exclusive economic zones in the Eastern Mediterranean has radically changed the context of air power projection. It is now even more guided by the need to protect, but also to control: illegal immigration and human trafficking, terrorist activities and piracy, weapons smuggling. In the context of regional upheavals, in particular the Syrian war and growing aggressiveness of Turkey, Cyprus and other regional states need to urgently address the security issue.